Jay Gruber named Georgetown’s next DPS Chief of Police

Jay Gruber, Assistant Director of Public Safety and Assistant Chief of Police at the University of Maryland, will assume his position as Georgetown’s next Department of Public Safety Chief of Police, effective July 30, 2012. Erik Smulson, Vice President for Public Affairs, announced the new Chief of Police in an email earlier today.

The news comes about two weeks after an announcement from Smulson that DPS Chief Rocco DelMonaco would resign by the end of June.

Gruber is also a University of Maryland graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and a master’s in applied management. Alongside his extensive background experience in the field of criminal justice, he completed a graduate certificate in Homeland Security Management. He is also an FBI Police Executive Fellow.

“Jay understands the unique dynamics facing university campuses, and I am confident that he will be an excellent leader for the Department of Public Safety and a contributing member of the Georgetown community,” Smulson said in the email. As of now, there’s no promise that we’ll get to see a continuation of Rocky’s Reports.

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